Do you back the axing of the Healthy Kids Check?

GPs have had a mixed reaction to the axing of the Healthy Kids Check in the Federal Government's budget.

MBS items for the check will be abolished from November because, according to Health Minister Sussan Ley, they offer no benefit over standard GP checks that cost half the price.

In a measure that will save $144 million over the next four years, Ms Ley said the checks for four-year-olds were an expensive, non-evidence-based gimmick introduced by Labor in 2008.

Figures released by the minister show that a 30-45-minute visit for a